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Required Steps:

1) Read the Guidelines for Facilities and Resources

Learn our most basic policies and procedures.

2) Forward a copy of your approved IRB Protocol and IRB Approval email to Tia Tyndal.

3) If you are interested in utilizing additional IBRC resources please let Tia know at this time (e.g. IBRC mini-grant funds, the Duke Behavioral Research participant pool, laptops, etc.)

4) Complete this brief Pre-Study Form

When your study is finished, you will be asked to fill out a Post-Study Form.

5) Tour the lab at least two weeks before your study is set to begin.

Schedule a time with Tia to tour the lab. You’ll be able to get a sense of what room options might work for your study, see where resources in the lab are located, learn lab protocols, and ask any questions you may have about the IBRC.

6) Reserve your room(s) at least one week in advance.

To schedule rooms please contact Tia Tyndal 

7) If you will be utilizing the Duke Behavioral Research Participant Pool, request a researcher account. 

Once all steps above have been completed, please contact Tia to create your SONA researcher account. This account will allow you to create your study, set qualifiers, add timeslots, and recruit participants. 

8) If you have been approved for an IBRC Mini-Grant, request funds at this time. 

Before your first participants come in, please contact Tia to request funds from your approved grant. Requests should be made at least 24-48 hours in advance. 

9) Be sure that all research assistants interacting directly with participants have the proper Human Subjects Research CITI training completed.

As required by Duke for those conducting human subjects research, all researchers must complete the CITI training: History and Ethical Principles. See the Duke Office of Research Support website for more information about this required training.

All undergraduate research assistants at the IBRC must complete this brief IBRC Research Assistant Training module.